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What is Arts for Resilience?

The arts are powerful tools to reduce burnout for healthcare workers.This webpage provides the resources and research to engage in the arts with health care workers and in the field of arts in health.

Take a Break From Burnout

Take a break! Participating in creative activities is a proven way to help gain relief from burnout. Visit the  BREAK ROOM for free guided videos  designed specifically for healthcare workers.

The Creative Connection

How Creative Activities Can Help Reduce Burnout Symptoms

Studies have shown that engaging in artistic expression can be helpful in treating complex emotional and psychological issues relating to depression, PTSD, anxiety, grief and loss, illness, trauma, relationship issues, and burnout. When someone is under extreme pressure or coping with intense emotions related to any of these situations, they can become overwhelmed. Participating in creative activities offers an opportunity to slow down, examine issues from a alternative perspective, and express emotions in a different, sometimes revealing manner.

Along with practicing healthy lifestyle habits, taking time to engage in creative activities can be one of the most effective ways to help reduce stress and increase resilience.

Some of the most effective traditional and creative activities include:

Lifestyle Habits:

  • Exercising Daily
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Follow a healthy diet
  • Connecting with others
  • Meditating

Creative Activities:

  • Journaling/Creative Writing
  • Painting/Drawing
  • Dancing/Movement (including yoga, tai chi)
  • Music (singing, playing, active listening)
  • Storytelling
*Many of the root causes of burnout in health care are based on systemic issues, which involve larger system change.

The Website Features:

1. The BREAK ROOM

  • Take a creative break! Choose one you think you might enjoy and try it out, or share it with a peer. Engage your brain with a different, new or favorite activity. Think of it as adult recess!
  • We will ask you a couple of quick questions to gauge how you are feeling before and after the videos/prompts (Don’t worry – your information is private. We will not share it with anyone). This helps us make the work possible

2. Research

We’ve compiled up-to-date research on burnout from leading experts in the field to help you understand and navigate the condition and impact of burnout on health care workers and our communities. Use the research to make the case for art and wellness initiatives, seek funding, and educate your peers.

3. Resources

Browse professional resources, case studies, and tools for addressing burnout and increasing resilience through the arts and other wellness initiatives. Includes podcasts, literature, media, and more.

Creativity Prompt

Each week, we’ll share a prompt with you designed to spark a deeper discussion or thought process about a particular topic. We encourage you to use these prompts for journaling, group discussions, or as inspiration for other creative activities. You can respond by writing, art-making, collage, or poetry – no artistic experience is necessary when you are expressing yourself

FREE online dance classes for cancer survivors starting February 18!

Join us online for the fun and fitness of dancing!

To register, visit: www.ComMotionNC.org

Thursdays at 6pm Eastern Time starting February 18, 2021

Cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to participate in FREE ONLINE DANCE CLASSES.

Classes are open to singles and couples – spouses and significant others are invited to learn with the survivor.

IT’S FUN. IT’S SOCIAL.

This program uses dances such as Merengue, Salsa, & Bachata as a fun and social way to both exercise and connect with other survivors and caregivers.

No partner or prior dance experience is needed. Adapted for all abilities.

Sponsored by Waverly Hematology Oncology

MetroHealth Medical Center is looking for an Art Therapist

Art Therapist – Arts-In-Health
Location: METROHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
Biweekly Hours: 80.00
Shift: 8:30-5:00
The MetroHealth System is redefining health care by going beyond medical treatment to improve the foundations of community health and well-being: affordable housing, a cleaner environment, economic opportunity and access to fresh food, convenient transportation, legal help and other services. The system strives to become as good at preventing disease as it is at treating it. Founded in 1837, Cuyahoga County’s safety-net health system operates four hospitals, four emergency departments and more than 20 health centers.
Summary: 
Provides comprehensive clinical art therapy services in a medical setting, including assessment and treatment under the Scope of Practice of the Certification Board for Art Therapists. Works collaboratively with the clinical care team and assists the Arts in Medicine Department, as needed, to develop and evaluate art therapy programs, initiatives and research. Patients may include the pediatric through the geriatric population with an emphasis on trauma informed practices. Upholds the mission, vision, values, and customer service standards of The MetroHealth System.
Qualifications:
Required:
Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from an approved American Art Therapy Association (AATA) program.
Credentialed as a Registered Art Therapist (ATR).
Must complete Board Certification (ATR-BC) within nine months of hire.
Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and art skills.

Preferred:
Experience in a hospital or medical setting.
Board Certification (ATR-BC)

Physical Demands:
Standing and walking at least 75% of the time; sitting less than 25% of the time.
Hand and finger dexterity and reaching with arms and hands at least 75% of the time.
Pushing and pulling at least 75% of the time.
Lifting 5-25 pounds, carrying 5-10 pounds and pushing up to 75 pounds.
See in the normal visual range with or without correction.
Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Apply here.

Senior Level Environmental Graphics Designer

Senior Level Environmental Graphics Designer

Aesthetics Inc., a healthcare design firm in San Diego, CA, is seeking a Senior Environmental Graphic Designer Consultant to join our team and work virtually.

The ideal candidate will bring a passion for great design, a positive attitude, relevant experience, and a wide-ranging skill set. Your primary responsibility will be to do inspired, amazing work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. From corporate branding and large-scale graphics, to 3D custom built displays and collaboration with multimedia technologies, you’ll have an opportunity to express your creative vision across a variety of formats while benefiting from the guidance of our creative leadership team.

Job requirements:

~ Experience in display design and large-scale environmental graphics using a variety of materials – wall protection, vinyl, metal, glass

~ A vision and understanding to design for 3D construction

~ Willingness to learn and take on new challenges with a positive attitude

~ Exceptional organizational and communication skills

~ Expert Skills in Adobe Creative Suite [Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop] with knowledge of designing to scale using CADTools is a plus

~ Understanding of AutoCAD, sketch-up, or other 3D imaging

~ Interest in creating Art in Healthcare

~ Experience in collaborating with multimedia technologies

~ Ability to think deeply about projects and your designs tell the story

~ Teamwork attitude with the ability to self-motivate, multi-task and complete multiple projects quickly

~ Willingness to learn and take on new challenges with a positive attitude

Requirements:
Bachelor Degree in Graphic Design, Interior Design or equivalent
5+ years experience at an environmental design firm, including proven experience in the built environment
A solid professional portfolio

This position is perfect for someone who wants to make a difference with their design talents creating environmental graphics, interpretive displays, and donor recognition displays. Our clients are hospitals, clinics and non-profit organizations and the work we do helps to create a positive healing environment. Experience in healthcare interior design, interpretive displays and/or signage is not necessary, but would be beneficial. This position will be hired on a contract basis and all work will be done remotely.

Please e-mail a letter of interest explaining why you would like to work for us, your resume, a link to your professional design portfolio (no student work) and three letters of reference to [email protected]

Holland Community Opera Fellowship Application is open for 2024-25

Opera Omaha Job Announcement

Artist Fellow (Holland Community Opera Fellowship), 2024-2025 Season
Location: Omaha, Nebraska Status: Full Time, Salaried
Reports to: Community Opera Fellowship Manager
Salary: *$42,000 annually + benefits

WHO WE ARE + WHAT WE DO
Opera Omaha, a non-profit performing arts organization, is a growth-minded, high energy, and innovative company with a demanding mission: producing opera performances in multiple formats and styles and co-creating artist-led programs for a variety of community service organizations. We believe the power of opera is transformational, and as a result supports the creation of an inventive, creative, empathetic, and inclusive community that inspires joy, self-discovery, kinder discourse, and opportunity for all.

HOW YOU’D FIT IN + STAND OUT
Opera Omaha is seeking teaching artists to join the Holland Community Opera Fellowship Team. Artists of any discipline who have an interest in impacting community and an understanding of how their art may engage with opera are encouraged to apply. This program is not only for singers as programming is focused on creativity and inspiration with the art form of opera as a toolbox, not teaching opera.

The Fellow will join Opera Omaha in building on a revolutionary program that redefines how an opera company serves its community. Launched in 2017, the Holland Community Opera Fellowship (HCOF) leads the opera field in civic practice – building deep relationships outside of the performance venues. A team of Holland Community Opera Fellows engage in the Omaha community each season, bringing artistry and civic practice skills to a variety of long-term and short-term co-created community-based programs.

YOU ARE AN IDEAL CANDIDATE IF YOU ARE:
• An experienced teaching artist.
• Excited to create an impact in and with community and strongly interested in serving the community through the arts.
• An engaging creative looking to deepen your artistry by developing and teaching arts programming for a variety of individuals. This may include individuals with disabilities, seniors, immigrants and refugee populations, youth who are incarcerated, adults experiencing homelessness, and young children.
• A highly motivated team player with skill in collaboration and partnering with other artists, Opera Omaha staff, and community partners.
• An adaptable leader skilled in emotional intelligence, relationship management, and facilitation.
• Organized with a strong ability to prioritize workload and manage unexpected change.
• Curious, willing to engage in reflective practice, responsive to the needs of others, compassionate, open to vulnerability, empathetic, and have a sense of fun and playfulness.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
• Conceive and realize projects rooted in your art while contributing to and managing creative programming that supports partnering organizations’ objectives and goals.
• Serve as a teaching artist by creating and facilitating curriculum for collaborative programming in community-based spaces and partnerships.
• Develop and maintain relationships with community members, Opera Omaha staff, artists, partners, and leaders.
• Research, coordinate, and execute artistic needs related to civic and community engagement.
• Illustrate and promote the value of creativity in both arts and non-arts sectors.
• Collaborate with team members to support the creation of an inventive, empathetic, and inclusive community that inspires joy, self-discovery, kinder discourse, and opportunity for all.
• Engage as a full-time professional of an opera company, participating in staff activities and events.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND CHARACTERISTICS
• Experience developing and teaching arts programming for community audiences including adults, youth and/or families.
• Experience working with and/or teaching diverse populations; preference for this experience to have occurred in a community-based setting.
• Demonstrated experience developing and managing independent projects and highly self- motivated.
• Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
• Professional experience will be considered in lieu of an academic degree.
As Full Time Staff members, Holland Community Opera Fellows qualify for benefits including:
• Medical, dental, and life insurance as part of our commitment to investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees. Upgraded or alternative benefits are an additional cost to the employee.
• Retirement savings plans: 403b savings plan with Company Retirement Contribution (company-paid) and no employee match requirement.
• Flexible time off and holiday pay. Staff also enjoy a paid winter break in late December each year.
• Professional Development Stipend to be used for professional and artistic growth.
*This full-time position will be for the 2024/2025 season. Fellowship contracts are twelve months long starting in July and ending in June, however, programming and certain duties associated with this position will not commence until mid-August 2024 and will end mid-May 2025. Fellows are only expected to be in Omaha during that time. The position may be renewed for an additional season. The typical length of a Fellowship is two years.
Opera Omaha values staff diversity that represents Omaha’s diverse communities and seeks candidates who reflect this value. We value and promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
Opera Omaha is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or nationality, ancestry, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other category protected by law.
Join Our Team!

Apply online at operaomaha.org/fellowship-application

Application Deadline: January 1, 2024
Necessary Documents for a Complete Application Include: Resume, Short Answer Questions, and Artist Work Samples. More details about what these documents should include, and Fellowship FAQs are available on operaomaha.org/fellowship-application.

Please note, certain program partners may require a background check.

University of Rochester HRMS is looking for an Administrator

Full Time   40 hours   Grade 052   Health Humanities & Bioethics

Responsibilities

GENERAL PURPOSE:

With minimal direction, and having authority for the exercise of independent judgement, decision making and initiative, manage the operations, accreditation process, compliance, recruitment, and education activities for the graduate and certificate programs in the Department of Health Humanities & Bioethics within the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Develop and maintain solid working relationships with the offices of SMD Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA), Bursar, Graduate Medical Education, and International Student Services. Advise students with all aspects of degree requirements and student life to ensure they complete their degree programs. Maintain confidentiality in all interactions. Build relationships with the students, and manage relationships between students and faculty.  Facilitate student recruitment and marketing initiatives, as well as participate in the ongoing process to improve and enhance the department’s graduate program management.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Recruitment, Admissions, and Alumni Relations

  • With attention to streamlining operations and utilizing technology, manage the inquiry, application, and interview process for graduate programs.
  • Develop, implement and improve recruitment/admissions materials and processes.
  • Respond to inquiries from prospective applicants with information about the program.  Follow up with non-matriculated students.
  • Plan and organize graduate education orientation, social and graduation activities.
  • Screen and evaluate applications.
  • Manage the processing of all applications and admission materials utilizing the application system, Slate.
  • Coordinate with GEPA on admissions and application processes.
  • Plan, organize and manage virtual recruitment activities with faculty, alumni and prospective graduate students.
  • Develop, analyze, and provide data to Department Administrator / Leader for annual budget development and program expense tracking.

Website and Social Media

  • Develop and keep department’s website current, seeking support from URMC and SMD web services and designers as needed.
  • Develop and keep current department’s social media presence.
  • Make certain that permission slips are on file for all students, faculty and staff whose pictures, quotes or voices are on department’s websites or social media.

Student Records and Registration (15% effort)

  • Develop, manage, track and monitor all official, confidential academic records of current SMD graduate students ensuring the accuracy, integrity and security of all records. Manage the retention and disposal practices to ensure compliance with institutional policy, as well as state and federal laws.
  • Coordinate and monitor registration each semester for graduate and certificate programs.
  • Follow up with non-registered students to be sure they maintain continuous registration within the program.
  • Oversee and manage students’ compliance pertaining to HIPAA and mandatory health requirements.
  • Generate and approve forms for all graduate student scholarships.
  • Work directly with the Bursar’s Office to resolve students’ tuition issues.
  • Work collaboratively with the Registrar and GEPA on academic issues.

Trainee Advisement (10% effort)

  • Serve as the point of contact for students for all graduate educational programs in the department. Provide support to graduate students with issues related to their graduate program, including referral to University resources.
  • Provide guidance and interpretation of academic policies, procedures, and regulations related to matriculation, degree requirements, award and conferral of degrees for all graduate degree programs in the Department.
  • Ensure that students have access to accurate information.
  • Build relationships and interact with GEPA, the office of the University Dean for Graduate Studies, and the office of the Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Research, as well as the Intercessor’s Office and administrators at other schools (School of Nursing, Simon School) as   needed.
  • Assist students with disabilities regarding resources and contacts for necessary accommodations.
  • Represent students in interactions with a multitude of offices across the organizational hierarchy including, but not limited to, GEPA, Bursar’s Office, Office of Medical Education, University Health Services, Passport Health, Payroll, Benefits, Finance, CTSI, Financial Aid, Student Affairs, International Services Office and Student Housing.
  • Work directly with principal investigators throughout the organization to secure stipend support for graduate students.
  • Provide advanced degree candidates with specific information and guidance in preparing the masters or doctoral thesis
  • Recognize, analyze and suggest solutions to problems related to individual student programs and requirements for degree completion, and preparation of required correspondence.

Course Schedule/Course Maintenance (5% effort)

  • Develop, manage and deliver all the semester-based course information and classroom schedules to the Center for Experiential Learning (CEL).
  • Process transfer credit and course waiver requests in accordance with policy.
  • Verify that advisory/examination committees meet University and School   requirements.
  • Oversee the course evaluation process each semester and compile evaluation data for dissemination to faculty and GEPA.

Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years relevant prior administrative or managerial experience in higher education
  • Experience working with a student information system preferred
  • Experience preparing and processing payroll forms, running payroll reports to track account distribution, and payroll approval preferred
  • Experience working with students and faculty desirable
  • Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
  • Familiarity with University policies related to graduate studies preferred
  • Demonstrated willingness to learn new systems and improve work flow efficiencies

Preferred:

Organizational, management, interpersonal and communication skills are essential as building relationships with students, faculty and staff at all levels within the University and outside agencies is critical to this position

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

2018 Conference Blog by Katrina Pineda

Katrina Pineda, NOAH member and attendee of both annual conferences shared this excellent summary of our 2018 conference, Reimagining the Future of Arts in Health. We couldn’t resist sharing it here. To hear more from Katrina, visit her blog and follow her on Twitter!

 

The National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) recently held its second annual conference, as part of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo in Austin, Texas. NOAH is the professional, United States organization that exists to “serve and advance the field of arts in health” (National Organization for Arts in Health, 2018a). NOAH continues to enhance professionalization of the arts in health field in the United States, as evident from the three major resources they published as part of the conference this year:

  1. Addressing the Future of Arts in Health in America: Leadership Summit Report (National Organization for Arts in Health, 2018b)
  2. Code of Ethics for Arts in Health Professionals and Standards for Arts in Health Professionals (National Organization for Arts in Health, 2018c)
  3. NOAH Arts in Healthcare Management Handbook (co-edited by Patricia Lambert, according to the University of Oregon, 2018)

These were great additions to the white paper they published last year, Arts, Heath, and Well-Being in America. Additionally, NOAH’s Arts in Health Competency Task Force is currently working on establishing a core curriculum for arts in health professionals, which will aid in the development of a future, professional certification. Professionals from a range of fields gathered to discuss progress in the field of arts in health over the course of four days. This included researchers, public health officials, policy makers, healthcare professionals, artists from an array of disciplines, organizational representatives, and many other leaders in the field. Pre-conference workshops included a session discussing the NOAH Arts in Healthcare Management Handbook (led by Patricia Lambert) and a working group initiative for arts in community health: “Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America” (led by University of Florida and ArtPlace). The next three days were filled with inspiring program models, research, networking, and a variety of other resources and initiatives. For a complete list of the sessions, please see the NOAH track of the conference schedule.

Interdisciplinary Collaboration & Program Models

Interdisciplinary collaboration was a strong emphasis this year. Dr. Daisy Fancourt stated, “It is critical to use multiple, disciplinary lenses to look at the arts” (personal communication, October 9, 2018). There were various arts in health programs that presented at the conference this year, many of which were great examples of interdisciplinary collaboration.

For example, Central Florida Community Arts continuously makes an effort to integrate arts into organizations that already understand the population. Their Musical Minds Choir is comprised of people who have some form of dementia or Alzheimer’s, as well as their care partners (Central Florida Community Arts, 2018). Joshua Vickey discussed how they collaborated with eight different Alzheimer’s and dementia organizations in order to launch this program (personal communication, October 9, 2018).

Another demonstration of interdisciplinary collaboration was seen during a session on arts in community health called “Community-Engaged Approaches to Evidence Synthesis: A Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration.” Steven Boudreau, Sherilyn Brown, and Stacy Springs discussed the importance of collaboration between artists, public health professionals, and policy-making officials. Brown emphasized that artists need to understand what is important to public health and policy-making officials, and public health professionals and policy-making officials need to understand the power of the arts (personal communication, October 9, 2018).

Research

In general, the conference had an even stronger research presence than last year. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) shared a printed copy of their resource specific to conducting research in the realm of arts and health: NEA Guide to Community-Engaged Research in the Arts and Health (Chapline & Johnson, 2016). There were also many more sessions focusing on research currently being done in the field.

For example the University of Florida shared multiple research efforts. One was a national initiative for arts in community health that they are doing in collaboration with ArtPlace America: “Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America.” They held a pre-conference working group before the conference with artists, public health professionals, policy making officials, educators, program administrators, and a variety of other people involved at the intersection of arts and public health. Program models, opportunities, and challenges were discussed. This two-year initiative aims to “build intersections and establish resources for practitioners” (McKinley, 2018).

University of Florida also shared a double-blind, randomized control trial of live preferential music that they have been working on, as well as an effort to map all of the arts in health programs available in the state of Florida. Jill Sonke, Max Helgemo, and Dr. Virginia Pesata discussed this study and encouraged all other states in the country to initiate a similar arts in health mapping project. “The Florida Arts in Health Mapping Project” will be published soon, and they offered to share their study to be used as a model to be replicated in the other states. To follow along with this project or ask for the study so you can start a mapping project for your state, please reach out to the University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine.

Dr. Fancourt was a keynote speaker at the conference, who received a standing ovation after presenting the variety of studies she has been working on surrounding the intersection of arts, health, humanities, and medicine. She shared her “Arts & Health Logic Model,” which includes psychological, physiological, and behavioral components. There are characteristics of art that she believes make it unique (such as multi-model, beauty, and joy) and potential areas where she believes the arts can have a key impact (prevention, treatment, and care). The multiple lenses she utilizes for her research (basic, applied, and population science) were also a key aspect of her presentation. Overall, she encouraged people to continue looking at multiple levels of research and emphasized that we will only make progress if we look at arts and health through multi-disciplinary perspectives (personal communication, October 9, 2018).

Additional research initiatives and insights were shared in the following sessions:

  1. “Arts in Health Research: Let’s Team Up!” with Dr. Francois Bethoux, Lisa Gallagher, and Maria Jukic (Cleveland Clinic)
  2. “Conducting Research on Arts and Health: Perspectives from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Arts Research on Chronic Stress Lab” with Dr. Girija Kaimal and Melissa Menzer (National Endowment for the Arts)
  3. ‘Challenges and Opportunities for Research and Practice Combining Arts, Humanities, Design and Health: A Preliminary “View from the Bridge” of Creative Health Collaborations at Arizona State University’ with Dr. Tamara Underiner and Jisun Myung (Arizona State University)
  4. “Community-Engaged Approaches to Evidence Synthesis: A Model for Interdisciplinary Collaboration” with Steven Boudreau (Rhode Island Department of Health), Sherilyn Brown, and Stacy Springs (Brown University School of Public Health)

Networking

There were multiple networking events at this year’s conference, as well. Regional networks of NOAH began developing more. Attendees gathered for a regional networking breakfast on Tuesday morning, organized by their location in the United States. There was also an art show reception and open-mic night. In addition to allowing interaction with other people attending the NOAH track, the conference also provided an opportunity to meet and discuss arts in health with healthcare design professionals attending the larger Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo.

The location of next year’s conference will be announced in January. If you are interested in attending, accessing resources, becoming a member, or simply getting more involved, please be sure to visit NOAH’s website. If you are located in California and interested in the California regional network, please reach out to me. My email is listed on the Arts Health ECRN website, and I will post updates on my Twitter account when I know more. Thank you for your interest in this year’s conference. I hope you have found this information helpful and will consider attending next year!

 

NOTE: Katrina Pineda is an individual NOAH member and conference attendee, but is not employed by nor officially representing NOAH. This blog was written for the Arts Health Early Career Research Network , for which Katrina is the California representative. Please note that this post will also be viewable on the Arts Health Early Career Research Network’s website.

 

References

Central Florida Community Arts. (2018). Arts & Wellness. Retrieved from https://cfcarts.com/arts-and-wellness/

Chapline, J., & Johnson, J. K. (2016). The National Endowment for the Arts guide to community-engaged research in the arts and health (LCCN 2016052762). Washington, DC: National Endowment for the Arts Office of Research & Analysis.

McKinley, B. (2018, June 14). University of Florida and ArtPlace America launch national initiative for arts and public health [Press release]. University of Florida College of the Arts.

National Organization for Arts in Health. (2018a). About NOAH. Retrieved from https://thenoah.net/

National Organization for Arts in Health. (2018b). Addressing the future of arts in health in America. San Diego, CA: Author.

National Organization for Arts in Health. (2018c). Code of ethics for arts in health professionals and standards for arts in health professionals (1st ed.). San Diego, CA: Author.

University of Oregon. (2018). School of Planning, Public Policy, and Management: Patricia Lambert. Retrieved from https://pppm.uoregon.edu/pppm/patricia-lambert

Snow City Arts is looking for an Individual Giving Manager

Position Description – Individual Giving Manager
Full Time, exempt, salary between $45,000-55,000, benefits

About Snow City Arts
Snow City Arts (SCA) inspires and educates children and youth in hospitals through the arts. SCA provides one-on-one and small group instruction in the visual arts, creative writing, poetry, theater, music, dance and media arts to patients at Rush University Children’s Hospital, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, and Children’s Hospital University of Illinois (UIC). In March 2020, Snow City Arts’ programming expanded to include virtual instruction to meet the needs of pediatric patients at our hospital partners. SCA is now employing a hybrid programming model, with Teaching Artists active both at hospital sites as well as virtually.

Snow City Arts’ curricula are steeped in studio practices and benchmarked by the National Core Arts Standards and Common Core State Standards. SCA works in partnership with Chicago Public Schools and suburban school districts. With permission, student learning outcomes and portfolios are sent to their schools in order to generate credit assignment for work completed with SCA. The Snow City Arts team includes an administrative staff of 5 and an artistic staff of 8 part-time, professional Teaching Artists, as well as numerous work-study students and volunteers. As a small, yet mighty organization, our team values an “all hands-on-deck” approach balanced with a commitment to wellness. Snow City Arts is committed to generating a work environment that centers on learning, equity, and inclusivity. A cohort member of Enrich Chicago, SCA is committed to advancing systemic change in the arts and is building and implementing a vision and framework for anti-racist work across the organization.

Summary of Position
Snow City Arts aims to make the connection between its work as an anti-racist organization and its fund development effort deeper and more impactful. As such, SCA seeks an insightful and motivated Individual Giving Manager to work closely with the Executive Director to build and manage our individual portfolio of community and sustaining donors. The Individual Giving Manager will be a talented storyteller, able to build and sustain relationships, and have strong data documentation and analytic skills. This position will design a framework for individual donor management, co-create moves management strategies, develop donor-related collateral, steward donors, and produce the annual appeal.

Native Artists Pivoting with the Times

By Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer (Choctaw Nation), Artist in Business Leadership Fellow 2015 

“The COVID-19 crisis continues to cause mass cancellations of performing and visual arts events across the country, including storytelling. Still, culture bearers like Lynette and Phillip are turning these challenging times into an opportunity to reach people across the U.S. and around the world. Viewers tuned in from Canada, France, Italy, and African countries.”

Read the full story here on the First Peoples Fund website.

Artwork Archive Webinar: Best Practices for Managing and Showcasing Your Hospital Art Collection

Learn how hospitals like Stanford Children’s Health and Children’s Hospital Colorado are juggling the care and display of their artworks in this Artwork Archive webinar recording.

What will you learn?
Learn how online art collection management systems like Artwork Archive help hospitals organize, manage and share their artworks without a team or budget the size of the Met.

We will go over:
– Tracking art inventory and locations
– Creating reports and communications
– Tracking donations and cultivate donors
– Generating condition reports and track maintenance
– Safeguarding images and documents
– Sharing and showcasing your collection with patients, staff & the community
– Uploading and migrating your data from old systems
– Using Artwork Archive’s Discovery to find artists

Watch the webinar here.

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